My company has been using ToolBox along with PDMWorks rather
unsuccessfully for the past 8 years. We have a lot of legacy issues
because we started using ToolBox before the multi-user enviroment came
about, and the problem is compounded by having a PDMVault. There's
also a constant struggle between design engineering and manufacturing
as to the necessity of having all of the hardware modeled vs. calling
out screws with text on the assembly drawing. We generally have top
level assemblies of 800 to 1000 parts before the hardware is installed.
We had a heated meeting yesterday to discuss these issues and it kept
coming up that "other companies" must do thing better or differently.
So I'm asking for a little input from all of those "other companies".
Do you insert hardware in all of your models?
How large are your assemblies pre hardware?
If you don't use modeled hardware, how do you specify it on assembly
- posted 16 years ago